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Winners And Losers In The Haneda Daytime Slot Awards

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The Department of Transportation has decided who gets to fly to Tokyo’s Haneda airport with the new daytime slots. See who the winners and losers were.

Cheap Flights To Japan, Free Gogo 10 Packs And ATL Wants To Kick Out The TSA

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The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about  in length.  Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others.   This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.

Cheap Flights To Japan, Stolen Car From A Car-Sharing Service And Delta Up To No Good Again

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Today’s Best of the Rest includes a crazy story about a stolen car you need to read. If that’s the only link you click on today, I’ll be happy.

Cheap Flights To Japan, Free Admirals Club Passes And The United Miles Shop

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Today’s Best of the Rest includes cheap flights to Japan, a potential strategy for Hilton suite upgrades, United’s new “Miles Shop” and more in the world of miles and points.

Hawaii On Sale In SPG Hot Escapes Through August 15, 2015

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SPG Hot Escapes are discounts for travel over the next 6 weeks at Starwood Preferred Guest properties worldwide.  They’re released every Wednesday at 6am Eastern time.  You have until Saturday to book them.  The discounts generally range from 15% to 35%, with some rare discounts as high as 50% or 60%. SPG Members get an additional 5% discount (listed in orange under the advertised rate). It’s a bit of a thin week, with good deals in Canada, Hawaii and Rome. Also, when you consider the new Sheraton promotion where you can […]

5 Points Per Dollar At Bed, Bath & Beyond And Would You LIke Cream With Your Elite Status?  The Best of The Rest For Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. On a daily basis, I try to keep track of roughly 100 different blogs that have interesting things for you and I to learn from. Some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of […]

Is a 360 MPH Train In America’s Future?

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High speed rail has long been a frustrating discussion in the United States.  The only true example of high-speed rail currently operating in the US is the Amtrak Acela line, which runs between Washington DC and Boston.  I’ve ridden it a number of times and it’s a clean, comfortable way to get from DC to downtown NY and vice versa. The NY Times is reporting about a group trying to bring a new high-speed option to the Northeast Corridor.  It’s called a maglev train (for magnetic elevation) and tops out […]